IFIM Business School

Executive Education Program

Executive PGDM in Business Analytics.

EPGDM Business Analytics batch at IFIM’s 20th Convocation Ceremony 2016

Program Duration : 15 Months

A specially delineated program for working executives, from all management bands, intended to equip them with:

  • Relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to implement Business Analytics solutions in their respective organisations.
  • Imparting skills to help them move up the professional ladder.

Program Fee

  • Education Loans and Group/Corporate Packages are also available.

Program Background

While the curiosity in analytics and resulting benefits are growing day by day, some organizations are tested by the unpredictability and disruption that business environment can create. To overcome this, organizations must follow an approach of revealing the insight in their data to drive business decisions. For this to happen, one needs Business, Analytical, Organizational and Technological knowledge, which is the focus of the program.

Digital data availability has increased tremendously over a period of time with implementation of enterprise applications like ERP, SCM, CRM and Electronic Payment System apart from Electronic Governance initiated by Govt. organizations at Center & State level. However, there is an acute shortage of professionally trained personnel at middle & senior management level who understand the potential of Big Data Analytics, who can translate analysis outcome and integrate it with overall business strategy of the organization.

For successful implementation and roll out of analytics at organization level, many aspects apart from just technical play a major role. Some of them are proper KPIs to measure the success of business intelligence, organization structure to support its rollout, cultural changes required and integration of business intelligence strategy with overall business strategy.

Program Highlights

  • AICTE approved 15-months Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive PGDM).
  • Curriculum designed and delivered by a blend of highly qualified and experienced faculty from IFIM and industry experts.
  • Hybrid model of course delivery via facility of live streaming of lectures and classroom teaching with access to recorded sessions.
  • Hands-on-experience of working with relevant software from IBM, OpenSource and Microsoft.
  • Convenience of weekend classes (Saturdays and alternate Sundays).

Career Prospects

The program opens up exciting career prospects in the area of Business Analytics:

  • With large amount of data and subsequent pattern analysis opening up a plethora of options to explore business analysts, data scientists, information analysts and project managers will have great demand. Potential recruiters in the area of Business Analytics in India are giant IT Cos like Infosys, TCS, HCL Technologies, Cognizant, IBM, Dell, Wipro, Accenture, SAS, etc
  • Industries heavily depending on Business Analytics: Manufacturing, Retail, Financial Services, Banking & Insurance, Telecom, Health Care, Logistics and Supply Chain

Batch Composition

  • The program has gained significant attention from corporate world as well as practitioners. Individuals from various companies like IBM, Genpact, TCS, Herman Miller, Schneider Electric, Fujitsu, United Healthcare, Mindtree etc., having different career aspirations, have enrolled for the program.
  • The average experience of the batches is 8.6 years.

Students' Profiles

Graduation Background
Work Experience (years) B.Tech B.Sc. BCA/MCA BBA/B.Com. Total
Less than 5 22 4 4 3 33
5-10 26 15 6 8 55
10-15 8 0 9 3 20
More than 15 8 3 0 0 12
Total 64 22 19 14 120

Key Faculty

Dr. Chandrasekhar Subramanyam, Senior Prof. & Director - Business Analytics, IFIM Business School Dr. Madhumita Guha Majumder Professor & Chairperson Centre of Excellence – Analytics Dr. Gunjan M. Sharma Program Head - Business Analytics IFIM Business School
Dr. Sridevi V. Professor - Finance IFIM Business School Prof. Premsundar Iyengar Professor - Finance IFIM Business School Prof. H. N. Shankar Senior Functional Consultant TechM & IMS Solution Group
Mr. Prasad K. Murthy Partner - Trans Trades Mr. Jayen Thakkar, IBM Mr. Shankar R., SAP
Mr. Jayas Damodaran Co-Founder & Managing Director Jiyo Natural, Ex- CEO, Boston Dr. Prakash L. Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Ltd. Dr. Alakh Verma Director - Oracle Faculty - University of California
Mr. Rohit C. , Consultant Mr. Joy John Ukken, IBM Mr. Ramesh, SIEMENS
Mr. Aditya Shiralkar, Deloitte Mr. Krishna Bandaru, Founder & Director - Spinsoft Dr. Suresh, Accenture
Dr. Lloyd Standford Director, Topblue Supply Chain Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Ramesh, SIEMENS

Admission Criteria

  • Graduate in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university.
  • Work experience of a minimum two years and above

Companies visited for the placement so far

  • DELL
  • IBM

Hands-on training at the IBM Business Analytics Lab on campus, equipped with state of the art tools like:

Success story with IBM:

The success story of the program has recently been featured on IBM’s website. Based on the success of the program on all relevant aspects, IFIM Business School has been recognized by IBM for building capabilities for management students and Working Professionals on Big Data & Analytics using IBM software...Read More

Curriculum Overview

For Admissions Contact:

Ms. Surekha Shetty
Director - Students Services
Mob: 9900067706


A 24-month AICTE approved ‘Career Accelerator’ PGDM WP, specially designed for Working Professionals, with weekend classes.

IFIM Business School’s PGDM - Working Professionals program has attracted participants from premier corporate enterprises. In our bid to constantly upgrade and update our offering, we have now refreshed this program based on feedback from the students, industry experts and by incorporating international trends in executive education. The approach has been to make it even more relevant and contemporary to meet the needs of a dynamic, evolving and often unpredictable business environment. The program will help the participants to acquire the requisite knowledge, skills and maturity to move up the ladder in their existing industry/company or explore opportunities in new sectors. It will equip participants with the ability to lead, strategize and execute, with a global perspective.

Program Features:

  • Bespoke Management Programmes – Tailor made to fit your needs
  • Bespoke curriculum with a range of majors and minors to choose from so that you learn what you want to, not what is given to you
  • ‘Experiential Learning’ course delivery by industry-experienced IFIM and visiting faculty, to enable you to apply the concepts and ideas at your work place
  • Focus on developing the core managerial competencies required in modern business: Decision Making, Problem Solving, Strategic Thinking, Global Perspective and Leadership
  • PGDM WP Program is approved by AICTE
  • Extensive use of simulation, case studies and learning management systems for experiential learning
  • Peer group interaction with students from other sectors/companies enabling cross-fertilization of ideas - each participant will be able to investigate the issues in their company from different perspectives
  • Tailored for your convenience
  • Alternate Weekend classes that do not disrupt your work schedule
  • Study material/lectures made available online for ready reference


Foundation Course:

This is the initial term deployed to students soon after their admissions/registrations are completed. This is an online self-learning module, wherein each student will be given login credentials to access the online course. IFIM Business School has collaborated with Harvard Business School to exclusively bring this course. This includes 6 modules to complete in a month’s time, followed by an examination. This term carries 5 credits.

Core Course:

An array of mandatory core courses is offered for the students during the first year to get them level set for their management education, irrespective of their academic and professional background. The courses touch all aspects of management and business communication, which will form the foundation on which they will build their specialisations.

List of Core Courses

Major and Minor Electives:
Students get to choose their major and minor specialisations from a list of 6 streams for Majors and 8 for minors. Following the concept of ‘Bespoke Management Programs’, the student only goes through the courses they need and can choose from a wide range of options.

Practice Credit Courses

Practice Credit Courses
  • Business Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility
  • Social Project
  • Business Research Methods (BRM)
  • Industry Project OR Opportunity to incubate a business idea

Batch Composition:

  • The program has gained significant attention from corporate world as well as practitioners. Individuals from various companies like IBM, Genpact, Infosys, TCS, PWC, Accenture, CGI, Cognizant, Dell, E&Y, HCL, L&T, Oracle, Thomson Reuters, Wipro, Schneider Electric, Titan, Mindtree, etc., having different career aspirations, have enrolled for the program.
  • The average work experience of the batch is 8 years

Academic Background:

Students speak: Mr.Viswanath , PGDM-WP July 2018 batch:

Admission Criteria:

  • Graduate in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university.

  • Work experience of a minimum two years and above

Network and engage with peers across top companies:


All payments should be made to the (CDE) Centre for Developmental Education account only. IFIM does not collect fees through any third party vendors.


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